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Melvin J. Collier accepts the 2006 AfriGeneas Volunteer of the Year Award from B.J. Smothers
1st Annual Black Belt Afrcan American Genealogy Conference and Family History Fair
February 17, 2007
Selma, AL

Contributed by B.J. Smothers

Event sponsored by the Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society. Mel Collier delivered an excellent presentation on Family Reunion Planning. Before Mel spoke, BBAAGHS President, B.J. Smothers, put on her other hat as AfriGeneas Site Administrator and presented Mel the award for 2006 AfriGeneas Volunteer of the Year. Of course, he closed out his talk by inviting folks to visit the AfriGeneas Family Reunion Forum!

A group pic taken at the 'inaugural' GenFest held in Muncie, IN.  L-R (standing): Anita & Arthur Thomas, Ann & John Logan. L-R (seated) Larry Hamilton & Irita Canady.
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GenFest 2005
June 9-11, 2005
Muncie, IN

Contributed by Irita Canady

GenFest 2005, June 11, 2005, Muncie, IN, was an effort by the Muncie Library & Historical Society to make the AA community aware of, and assist them in learning how to go about researching their family genealogies & history.

Art Thomas exhibited information regarding the African American Genealogical Group of the Miami Valley, as well as his own personal research. John Logan's exhibits were of his personal research as well as a Powerpoint presentation on the 'how to's' of genealogical research.

A great time was had by all .... Anita & Ann spent the day shopping while Larry, Art, John & Irita enjoyed the day at the GenFest!

July 2004 in Alabam - A Genealogy Road Trip
July 22, 2004
Contributed by Alice M. Sykes
jamaica_12.jpg (46610 bytes) Jamaica Registrar General's Department North American Outreach
July 14, 2004
From Jamaica Honorary Consulís Office, Stone Mountain, GA
Contributed by B.J. Smothers

Help starting research using: Jamaican church, baptismal, and burial records: birth, death, marriage, and adoption certificates; the Deed Poll; wills; deeds; conveyances; bills of sale; and powers of attorney.

scgen_21.jpg (48860 bytes) South Carolina Genealogical Society 33rd Annual Summer Workshop
July 9-10, 2004
South Carolina Archives and History Center, Columbia, SC
Contributed by B.J. Smothers

Focus on African American genealogy. Featured Speaker: Tony Burroughs. Online African American Research presented by B.J. Smothers. African American Roundtable discussion with Tony Burroughs, Renee Brown-Bryant, and Scott Wilds.
wilcox_19med.jpg (28393 bytes) Cemetery Preservation and Genealogy Workshop
May 2003
Dulaney AME Church and Cemetery, Camden, AL

Contributed by B.J. Smothers 

Workshop presented jointly by The Alabama Historical Commission, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, and the Alabama Cemetery and Preservation Alliance.


14 Jul 2004 :: 8 Apr 2007
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